Chicago West Lakeview Loft Remodel Project (2017)
In 2017 I took this 90's loft into the future!
This oversized 1-Bedroom loft had the potential to be great---
A huge living area, amazingly large sunny windows, a fully enclosed bedroom, and plenty of space to improve its function and aesthetics.
This was a near complete remodel.
Check out the BEFORE & AFTERS!
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The entryway was dark and cluttered.
Refinished floors, replaced trim and closet doors. Added vintage glass window coming from the bedroom in order to let more natural light into the hallway. Added lighting and installed coat rack and larger scale artworj
The bathroom was very dark and small, with low ceilings. It was nice to have a jacuzzi tub, but it was causing the bathroom to appear smaller!
I made the bathroom appear larger by installing a shower stall, and increasing the height of the ceiling by about 12 inches. Since it's a small bathroom, the porcelain tile surrounds each wall to the ceiling. The shower now has a rain shower and handheld shower for the ultimate shower experience! I kept the large scale mirror so that two people could look in the mirror comfortably at the same time.
The living and kitchen area was ready for an update! It had not been update since the building was developed in 1997.
The furniture layout and that dark back corner were not doing the room any favors!
Improved lighting, a transformed fireplace, refinished floors, a better furniture layout and a new and improved kitchen- TA-DA!
In the kitchen I saw a big opportunity to improve the storage by replacing the cabinets, improving the lighting, and adding another seat by extending the kitchen island.
The kitchen appears much larger because of the extended "waterfall" island, and the addition of more storage and a dry bar on either side of the kitchen!
I haven't completely finished decorating this space, but you can see that now I have a full walk-in closet, and I can now fit a king bed in the space (before I could only fit a queen). Extend out the closet AND make more space for a larger bed, now that's magic!
Folding closet doors to a shallow closet is not the vibe! Let's bump the closet out in order to fix that!
SO. MUCH. BETTER! The closet was one of the best things I did to this space!